12 - The MichiganDaily - Tuesday, October 4, 1994
Tough conditions dictate fourth-
place finish for men's cross-country
By EUGENE BOWEN
and DOUG STEVENS
Daily Sports Writers
The Michigan men's cross coun-
try team travelled to Colorado last
weekend and battled both high alti-
udes and a tough, experienced field
enroute to a fourth-place finish in
Saturday's Rocky Mountain
With a score of 119, Michigan
ranked fourth in the standings behind
Colorado (40), Idaho State (66) and
Adams State College (118). Thirteen
schools participated in the meet.
This past weekend was Michigan's
first true look at top national compe-
tition. The experience should prove
to be invaluable in helping the team
prepare to defend its Big Ten title and
ultimately to compete in the NCAA
"We got to see what's out there
and what to shoot for," captain Ian
The meet was posted as an eight
kilometer (five miles), however,
Forsyth said, the course was closer to
Before the meet, many runners wor-
ried how the high altitude of over 6,000
feet would affect their performances.
Although the Wolverines did finish a
respectable fourth place, the three teams
that defeated them all hailed from loca-
tions based above 5,000 feet.
"The altitude affects you. It defi-
nitely made us feel weak. It played a
part," Forsyth said.
Sophomore All-American Kevin
Sullivan was Michigan's top finisher,
placing ninth with a time of 26:21.
Forsyth, a senior, finished quickly
behind Sullivan with a 10th-place time
of 26:25, and junior All-American
Scott McDonald finished 16th with a
time of 26:45.
Sullivan and McDonald were both
'The altitude affects
you. It definitely made
us feel weak. It played
a part, not a huge
- Ian Forsyth
competing in their first meet of the
season after taking Septemberoff from
competition. The duo spent the sum-
mer preparing for the Commonwealth
Games, where they competed for their
native country of Canada.
Head coach Ron Warhurst pre-
dicted that Colorado would "not be
Michigan's only concern at altitude!'
He also mentioned that Adams
State College and North Carolina
State would do well in the meet.
Michigan did, however, place higher
than the Wolfpack, which placed
Other Michigan placers included
sophomore Dave Barnett, who fin-
ished 39th (27:39); freshman Don
McLaughlin, 45th (27:56); sopho-
more Ryan~ Burt, 50th (28:11); and
junior Kris Eggle, 60th (28:32).
"We weren't overly happy. We
went there to win. Even though we
didn't run great, we ran well," Forsyth
Michigan right wing Mike Knuble (an alternate captain) joins Steven Halko (also an alternate) and team captain Rick
Willis to provide leadership for the Wolverines this season.
Blue wars un after sumdmaer
M' hockey skates into first da.Iy of official practice
BY MELANIE SCHUMAN
Daily Hockey Writer
Like trying to fit into a tight pair of
jeans, you ease your way in. A little at
a time, each step gets you closer.
A week after captain's practices -
minus the official coaching staff- the
Michigan hockey team suited up 3:00
p.m. practice yesterday, ready to chase
thenational title thateluded itsix months
And like that tight pair of jeans, it
takes Michigan a little time to smooth
out the wrinkles.
"(Captain's practice) definitely
works out some of the rust," captain
Rick Willis said. "A lot of guys don't
play over the summer and you need
those two weeks to get your timing
back and get good feeling on the ice."
Each player is vying for a position
on the top lines. Even though there are
initial indications of who may play to-
gether, no single line remains intact
from last year. Despite the seven lines
selected for yesterday's practice, those
trios will only temporarily plug up holes
on the depth chart.
While the Wolverines do return their
CCHA championship-defensive corps
and 13 forwards, there is still a question
mark in goal as the team continues to
climb the latter of stability.
Yesterday was Berenson's first look
at a Michigan squad without the offen-
sive talents of Brian Wiseman, Mike
Stone and David Oliver and goalies
Steve Shields and Chris Gordon, all
members of last year's highly-skilled
senior class. In addition, Berenson must
cope with the last-minute departure of
junior Ryan Sittler, who signed with
Philadelphia, Sept. 2.
"I really don't know what our lines
are going to be," Berenson said. "We
thought about it all summer. Because of
the changes in our team, the losses and
additions, we don't have one set line
from last year that I know is going to
Berenson believes the learning ex-
perience for the coaches will be to fig-
ure out where the freshman fit into this
puzzle. One of the five freshmen who
stood out among the practice squads
yesterday was Matt Herr who scored
three goals in the bump-and-grind scrim-
mage. With ease, Herr shook the jitters
of his debut for Berenson, now that he
has officially left Hotchkiss and joined
"Each day I'm trying to step it up a
notch and hopefully by the first game
I'll be ready," Herr said. "Every day a
practice it is competitive for spots, but
overall everybody is out foreach other.'
By Friday's Blue-White intrasquad
scrimmage, Berenson hopes that the
freshmen will have gelled and condi-
tioned with the team. Perhaps then, they
will only stand out as a result of strong
performances, not for which of theseverl
colors of practice jerseys they wear.
"We want to be in a position where
we can go out and play hard for close to
60 minutes, without breaking down
physically and without making mental
errors," Berenson said. "We need to get
a game mentality under our belt."
There were eight walk-ons whq
skated an hour before the team took tho
ice, and two were chosen to join thq
squad in practice yesterday. For the
time being, those eight prospects will
return throughout the week. But by
Wednesday, the coaches will decide
who will play with the Wolverines in
the Blue-White game, and dependent
on their performance, who will permaz
nently join the squad.
Wolverine senior Ian Forsyth finished in 10th place last weekend.
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